Predictive flow data is not so helpful since, “we can’t negotiate with those who are in control of the water flow. The key to reducing environmental impacts on both birds and other animals is to let the Mekong river run naturally.”
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The conclusion of this new study brings the river dolphin species up to six in total, all of which are listed as either Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, including the Irrawaddy dolphins (Critically Endangered), found in the Mekong River.
The report, compiled by Yunnan University, reviews the progress, problems and development trends of the LMC since 2019. It analyzes collaborations in specific areas including public health and the fight against drugs.
“We will continue to work with the U.S. and hope to have additional earmarked funding from Washington to implement our new strategy, especially in satellite technology use, and data and information visualization,” Dr An Pich Hatda, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat, said Friday.
Our focus is on helping our Mekong partners strengthen good governance, economic independence, and sustainable development by promoting a transparent, rules-based approach to transboundary challenges.
“The scale of the construction is intensifying, and it goes on all day and all night. The workers are clearing, digging, and blasting rock and land. We can’t sleep and we have nowhere to complain,”
Researchers hope the tool, which provides satellite imagery, maps and data, will show effects of dam building and climate change in the Mekong basin
“The fastest moving fish in the study was a tagged Wallago attu catfish, which moved 52 river kilometres downstream in eight hours and moved a total of 88 river kilometres over the course of the study. It is the longest range recorded,” it added.
On Friday, network members held a three-hour meeting with the government to discuss how development projects on the Mekong River have affected their livelihoods and river ecology, and what the state can do to help.